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Chicken Celery Casserole

"When time is short and I have many guests, this is the recipe I reach for," relates Ruth Andrewson from Peck, Idaho. "The comforting dish has a crunchy topping and can be on the table in under an hour."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 8 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips
  • 1 cup crushed french-fried onions
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a bowl, combine the chicken, celery, pecans and diced onion. Combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice and garlic salt; add to chicken mixture and mix well. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes. Top with potato chips, french-fried onions and cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until chips are crisp and cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 754 calories, 68g fat (12g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 766mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • smcd1506
    Feb 10, 2015

    I use left over turkey at Christmas and Thanksgiving. Love it